Seahawks have “no expectations” for what Josh Gordon can contribute

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Coach Pete Carroll has no expectations for what Josh Gordon will bring to the Seahawks.

“I’m telling you, I’m just waiting to see him,” Carroll said Monday, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR and PFT. “I’ve seen him on film. He looks pretty special. He’s got a good history of making plays and all that, but I want to see him when he mixes with our guys and really just take it one step at a time with no expectations of how much he would contribute or play or whatever. I’m just going to see what happens.”

Gordon has not played since Oct. 10 when he injured his left knee. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve and waived Gordon after he healed.

The Seahawks claimed Gordon on Friday, and he will practice this week.

“Yeah, he’s been cleared to go,” Carroll said. “He’s ready to go, so Thursday when we get rolling again, he’ll be going. He’s in the building, studying and all that, getting ready. We’ll see how it goes.”

Gordon made 20 catches for 287 yards and a touchdown in six games with the Patriots.

The Seahawks, though, were the only team that claimed him.

“He’s really clear, excited to be here,” Carroll said. “Had a good conversation about a lot of topics in a short time. He met with the coaches and all that. He’s bright, sharp, ready to learn, humble. Looking forward to making something happen to help the club. He seemingly had his sights on getting here; he was hoping to get here. So that’s a good thing.”

The Seahawks have a support plan in place for Gordon, who has served multiple suspensions in his career. His most recent came Dec. 20 when the NFL suspended Gordon indefinitely. Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Gordon in August.

Marshawn Lynch and Dion Jordan are among the players who have succeeded given a second chance in Seattle, but LenDale White, Percy Harvin and Brandon Marshall didn’t work out so well.

“I’ve said for a long time, I’ll always give a guy a second chance,” Carroll said. “Sometimes when you do, remarkable things happen. So in my way. I look at this as maybe a second opportunity for him. He’s probably had a couple already. So we’re going to give him a shot to go and see what he can do.”

18 responses to “Seahawks have “no expectations” for what Josh Gordon can contribute

  1. It will be nice for him to finally have a QB that is capable of getting the ball to him more than 30 yards downfield.

  2. Why oh why do they coddle these people? They surround them with babysitters so they can go play a game, obviously he isn’t mature enough to be in a game that pays him millions of dollars. He has made bad choice after bad choice after bad choice and yet they continue to give these divas chance after chance. I was hoping the AB disaster was a sign that teams are getting fed up but…..no

  3. Percy Harvin worked out fine, by me. He was part of a SB winning team and did his part. Remember that return? Yeah, he didn’t last long, but I’m happy with what he did contribute.

  4. Percy Hardin was a waste of picks and cap money. The guys on the roster resented his diva never practicing check cashing contributions. He played in 3-4 games in the super bowl season, ran a kickoff back in the midst of a dominating butt kicking by the Seahawks, then pouted his way out of town the next season by not going into a Cowboy game. Percy was a disaster.

  5. 20 catches & almost 300 yards in limited play is not to shabby.

    REMINDER:
    qdog112 says:
    July 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    BREAKING: Metcalf will be a part of the best offensive air attack in the NFL this year. On a supposed ‘running team’, Russell Wilson will throw for 50+ TDs this season. Don’t be shocked if he leads the league.

    OC Bevell is gone & Wilson finally has real weapons around him. That spells real trouble for opponents. MARK IT DOWN.
    ***************
    I might be high on the TDs, but this acquisition could put me on track. Anyway I feel good about my prediction overall.

  6. Eat your heart out Petey. Penny-pinching Mode had a chance to trade for Emmanuel Sanders, but you probably didn’t want to give up any 3rd round draft pick (the asking price) for him.

  7. Coach Carroll, how about giving your QB a second chance to throw the ball, or your RB a second chance to find an opening — by bringing in better offensive line talent and depth???

    Your radio interview repeated much of what you said about Percy Harvin. Look at what the Jimmy Graham trade did to the offensive line, and how many years it has taken to recover.

  8. dfwhawkguy says:
    November 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    It will be nice for him to finally have a QB that is capable of getting the ball to him more than 30 yards downfield.
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    Clearly you you have not watched some of the dimes Brady has dropped to receivers this season. It is kind of ironic you talk of the world class QB Wilson (he is amazing no doubt) and his deep ball prowess but why is he behind Brady who has the 2nd most passing yards so far this season? Spin it whichever way you want to.

  9. seahawkcritique says:
    November 5, 2019 at 7:01 am
    Coach Carroll, how about giving your QB a second chance to throw the ball, or your RB a second chance to find an opening — by bringing in better offensive line talent and depth???

    Your radio interview repeated much of what you said about Percy Harvin. Look at what the Jimmy Graham trade did to the offensive line, and how many years it has taken to recover.
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    This makes zero sense. Percy cost multiple picks and a ton of guaranteed money. Jimmy cost a starting center and a 1st round pick plus 10 mil a year. Gordon waiver claim cost…….1 million no picks no players.

  10. “He seemingly had his sights set on getting here. He was hoping to get here.” I hope that doesn’t mean that Gordon slacked off in NE deliberately so they would get rid of him. Maybe he didn’t really want to be here…

  11. patsarticlemustpost says:
    Clearly you you have not watched some of the dimes Brady has dropped to receivers this season. It is kind of ironic you talk of the world class QB Wilson (he is amazing no doubt) and his deep ball prowess but why is he behind Brady who has the 2nd most passing yards so far this season? Spin it whichever way you want to.
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    Yes but to fair a lot of Brady’s yards are RAC. he does not get the ball downfield the way he used to.

  12. Clearly you you have not watched some of the dimes Brady has dropped to receivers this season. It is kind of ironic you talk of the world class QB Wilson (he is amazing no doubt) and his deep ball prowess but why is he behind Brady who has the 2nd most passing yards so far this season? Spin it whichever way you want to.

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    It’s ironic that you mention spin when you’re the one spinning a dubious narrative by only comparing passing yards. Through week 9, Wilson is ahead of Brady in every other relevant stat. 17 TDs to Brady’s 13. 1 INT to Brady’s 4. 68.4% to Brady’s 64.7. 8.5 YPA to Brady’s 7.3.

    BTW: Wilson’s deep ball is superior too, especially this year.

  13. binarydigit09 says: It’s ironic that you mention spin when you’re the one spinning a dubious narrative by only comparing passing yards.
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    I was responding to the comment about Gordon can finally receive a ball 30 yards downfield. I was very direct. I was spinning nothing. Wilson leads in those categories except passing yards.

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